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American Heart Association

New Blood Pressure Guidelines – Who Are They Helping?

In November 2017, the American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure. Originally high blood pressure was defined as 140/90 or higher and if people could not get below those numbers through lifestyle changes, blood pressure medication was recommended. The new definition of high blood pressure/hypertension has been lowered to 130/80 or above, thus by the stroke of a pen, the American Heart Association has declared that almost 50% of adults living in the United States are hypertensive.  This means that...
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